Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A feminist comedy with real bite; it always brings down the house."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Women slinks devilishly (and expertly) between farce, absurdism and tragedy."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The gold standard for Almodovar's screwball farces."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"An incisive, fast-paced romp with the serious theme of obsessive love."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"playful fun and the ensemble cast delivers"
‑ John A. Nesbit, ToxicUniverse.com
"In Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Mr. Almodovar sets out to charm rather than shock. That he succeeds should not come as a surprise."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Almodovar's most accomplished and most commercially successful comedy to date."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An exuberant comedy of manners drunk on its own outlandish melodrama."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Probably Pedro Almodovar's most completely accessible film -- certainly it's one of his funniest and most popular works."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown doesn't exactly feel like a farce, even though that's quite obviously what it is."
‑ Scott Renshaw, Apollo Guide
"This is painless sexual politics, a fiendish comedy full of prickles and pain and the bright shiny pinks of a matador's cape."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The film's color scheme is like a makeup counter display, and the narrative has the same sort of spirit, with dabs of humor that gloss over or disrupt the heroine's grief."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"The movie is a great introduction to Almodóvar's world..."
‑ , Austin Chronicle
"Almodovar's funky widescreen style is captivating, but his madcap story is maddeningly devoid of seriousness."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Women on the Verge is even wackier than [Almodovar's] other films -- it also just happens to be more universal."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City

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